Elizabeth Banks In Talks To Direct A New Charlie’s Angels

Sony wants to launch a fresh franchise

Elizabeth Banks In Talks To Direct A New Charlie's Angels

by James White |
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Despite its history as a cult favourite TV show, Charlie’s Angels was only able to spawn two movies of varying entertainment value and a more recent small screen re-interpretation that struggled for four episodes before being abruptly cancelled. Sony is looking to launch a new cinematic franchise with Pitch Perfect 2’s Elizabeth Banks in talks to direct{ =nofollow}.

Banks, who scored the director’s chair of the a capella sequel after producing and appearing in the first, is in demand thanks to the film’s huge success at the box office (try $285 million worldwide on a $30 million budget). She’s already attached to make an adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s novel **Red Queen for Universal, and the studio would likely offer her first refusal on directing Pitch Perfect 3, now in development.

Assuming she makes a deal to direct Charlie’s Angels, she’ll be part of the team coming up with another new take on the concept of three female detectives working for a mysterious, anonymous benefactor who communicates via speaker phone and an assistant named Bosley.

Banks seems like she'd be the right person for the job, able to find a balance between comedy and action, and providing an even better spin on what should be three leading female roles. The new film would take over from the last two, which starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.

Acting-wise, Banks will be back on our screens with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which is out on November 20.

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